Unseen footage of Nic Cage’s Kal-El and Tim Burton speaks on his unmade Superman movie. Peep the trailer
I vaguely remember hearing about a crowd-funded documentary about Tim Burton’s Superman movie, which died on the vine so long ago I not only forgot it existed, we’ve had TWO bad Superman movies in the meantime. What I didn’t expect is that the filmmakers would get Burton to sit down and talk about the ill-fated “Superman Lives,” nor did I expect never-before seen spec footage of Nicolas “Frickin'” Cage flying around in the Kryptonian get up.
When I was a kid, it felt like this movie was in pre-produciton for a fucking decade. Since then, we’ve heard a few anecdotes, seen some blurry pics of the weird ass suit, but the only person I’ve heard speak at length on the subject is Kevin Smith, who’s featured prominently in this trailer “The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?“. (Seriously, if you’ve never heard Smith’s bit about his unused Superman screenplay, you’re in for a real treat.) As with Jodorowsky’s Dune and Lost in La Mancha, there’s nothing I enjoy more than a feature-length “unmaking of” movie documentary, and when it comes to flicks that never got to the screen, there’s now sweeter plum than Burton’s unrealized Superman.
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